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Psycho IV: The Beginning ()


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Norman Bates recalls his childhood with his abusive mother while fearing his unborn child will inherit his split personality disorder.

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Norman Bates
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Young Norman Bates
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Norma Bates
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Fran Ambrose
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Dr. Leo Richmond
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Connie Bates
Tom Schuster ...
Chet Rudolph (as Thomas Schuster)
Sharen Camille ...
Holly
Bobbi Evors ...
Gloria
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Mike Calveccio
Kurt Paul ...
Raymond Linette
Louis Crume ...
George Emeric
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Ellen Stevens
Doreen Chalmers ...
Mrs. Lane
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Mother (voice)
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Child Norman (as Ryan Finnigan)
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Nurse
Bob Barnes ...
Salesman
George Zaloom ...
Janitor

Directed by

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Mick Garris

Written by

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Joseph Stefano ... (written by)
 
Robert Bloch ... (based on characters created by)

Produced by

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Hilton A. Green ... executive producer
Les Mayfield ... producer
George Zaloom ... producer
Alan Duncan Ross ... co-producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Graeme Revell

Cinematography by

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Rodney Charters ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Charles Bornstein

Editorial Department

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Daniel Gillett ... post-production coordinator
David Hill ... assistant editor
Kevin Lillestol ... post-production coordinator
Brian Ralph ... negative cutter
Lucyna Wojciechowski ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Melvin Johnson

Production Design by

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Michael Z. Hanan ... (as Michael Hanan)

Art Direction by

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Mark Zuelzke

Set Decoration by

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Douglas A. Mowat ... (as Doug Mowat)

Costume Design by

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Mary Ellen Winston

Makeup Department

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Janeen Davis ... makeup artist
Tony Gardner ... special makeup effects artist
Kelly Lynn Olson ... assistant hair stylist / assistant makeup artist
Gary Walker ... hair stylist
Brian Penikas ... special makeup effects artist: Olivia Hussey lifecast (uncredited)
Janeen Schreyer ... makeup department head (uncredited)

Production Management

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Oscar L. Costo ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jerry Ketcham ... first assistant director
Gary Rogers ... second assistant director
John P. Tuttell ... second second assistant director (as John Tuttell)

Art Department

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Rick Bernos ... assistant paint foreman
Bruce Block ... matte supervisor
Mark Bradley ... art department production assistant
Jo Brown ... paint foreman
Dennis Burnett ... carpenter
Kristen Byrne ... swing gang
Cindy Coburn ... set buyer
Sandi Cook ... art department coordinator
Henry Dando ... carpenter
Tricia Eckoff ... set designer
Mark Garner ... set designer
Gregg Hale ... set dresser (as Greggory R. Hale)
James Harris ... set carpenter
Kevin Harris ... foreman
Frank Hendrick ... lead man (as Francis I. Hendrick) / leadman
James Hendrix ... lead carpenter
Lance Layman ... assistant property master
Phil Locicero ... production painter
Susan Lundquist ... apprentice painter
Richard F. Malone Jr. ... set carpenter
Michael Metzel ... construction coordinator
Jon P. Mooers ... scenic artist
Richard Pecora ... carpenter
Tim Perovich ... property master
Richard Preston ... carpenter
Wayne Riggs ... scenic artist
John R. Salemi ... carpenter (as John Salemi)
Theron Skees ... production painter
Craig W. Stout ... production painter (as Craig Stout)
Rich Swim ... set dresser (as Richard Swim)
Jeffrey Scott Taylor ... swing gang (as Jeffrey S. Taylor)
Kurt Thoresen ... property production assistant
Andy White ... carpenter
Jim Williams ... swing gang (as Jim S. Williams)
Jon P. Mooers ... standby scenic artist (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Rick Alexander ... supervising re-recording mixer
James Bolt ... re-recording mixer
Joel Fein ... re-recording mixer
Steve Kohler ... foley recordist
Susan Kurtz ... sound effects editor
Henri Lopez Jr. ... cable person
Henri Lopez ... sound mixer
Lori Martino ... assistant sound editor
James Moriana ... foley
Albert Romero ... sound recordist
Jack Schrader ... adr editor
John Stacy ... supervising sound editor
Mark Witzen ... boom operator
Kyle Wright ... sound editor
Ray Quintana ... commentary re-recordist (uncredited)

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Richard Lee Jones ... special effects (as Rick Jones)
James L. Roberts ... special effects assistant (as Jim Roberts)

Stunts

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Doc Duhame ... stunt coordinator
Allen Robinson ... stunts (as H. Allen Robinson III)
Amy Stephen Wilder ... stunts
Glenn R. Wilder ... stunt coordinator (as Glen Wilder)
Kim Zimmerman ... stunts (as Kim E. Zimmerman)
Lex D. Geddings ... stunt actor (uncredited)
Jim O'Rear ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Rodney Brandenburg ... generator operator
Steve Braun ... electrician
Stephen Campbell ... first assistant camera
Don Chiara ... rigging grip
Julie Fletcher ... still photographer
Christopher Gallo ... clapper loader (as Chris Gallo)
Richard Lacy ... second assistant camera
Philip Lee ... camera operator (as Phillip Lee)
Joe Mast ... dolly grip (as Joseph Mast)
Tim Metivier ... camera loader
Kevin Murphy ... gaffer
Robert Reedy Jr. ... electrician
Marty Rudder ... best boy
Eugene Siegmund ... best boy grip (as Gene Siegmund)
George Skelly ... key grip
Mike Smallwood ... electrician (as Michael Smallwood)
Scott Alan Stuart ... rigging gaffer
Charlie Weaver ... grip

Casting Department

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Janis Creswell ... casting assistant
Brad Davis ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Barbara Lockwood ... wardrobe production assistant
William Loger ... wardrobe supervisor (as Bill Loger)

Location Management

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John Garrett ... location manager
Kurt Kulhanek ... locations porduction assistant

Music Department

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Dick Bernstein ... music editor
Bruce Botnick ... music scoring mixer
Sandy DeCrescent ... music contractor
Dennis Dreith ... conductor
Bruce Fowler ... orchestrator
Bernard Herrmann ... composer: original score from Psycho
Tom Boyd ... oboe soloist (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Michael Allen Bennett ... driver (as Michael Bennett)
Christopher Calvert ... driver
Ken Catando ... driver
Claudia Combee ... driver
BJ Hallett ... driver
Craig M. Hofstrand ... driver captain
Tim Metivier ... driver
Julie Nickol ... driver
John Orlebeck ... transportation coordinator
Stanley Robinson ... driver (as Stan Robinson)
Scott Rode ... driver
Jeff Westcott ... driver

Other crew

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Robert Bernatz ... medical consultant
Cecelia Coker ... production coordinator
Chris Cowan ... production assistant
Frank DeMarco Jr. ... project attorney
Rae Esposito ... production secretary
Michael Finn ... set production assistant
Craig Garris ... production assistant
Cynthia Garris ... radio jingles
Vincent G. Gonzales ... production assistant
Sandra M. Haskell ... script supervisor (as Sandra Haskell)
Joanne C. Heidrich ... nurse
Christine Holmes ... assistant production accountant
Leslie Jett ... production coordinator: Los Angeles
George Lakes ... production accountant
Larry Landsman ... publicist
Alan Levi ... set production assistant
Catheinre Meyers ... production coordinator: Los Angeles
Andrea Mol ... production assistant
Dode Prickett ... production assistant
Jennifer Rhodes ... assistant publicist
Joseph Stefano ... executive production consultant
Leslie Stevens ... production coordinator
Christopher Sirmons Haviland ... stand-in (uncredited)
Kenny Rivenbark ... remote head technician (uncredited)

Thanks

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Michael Doqui ... special thanks
Cathy Savino ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Norman Bates returns for this prequel, once more having mommy trouble. This time around he is invited to share memories of mom with a radio talk show host, but the PSYCHO fears that he may kill again for his beloved is impregnated with his child and Norman cannot let another PSYCHO loose in the civilized world. Written by Eric Creed

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Taglines You've met Norman... now meet mother. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Psychose - L'origine (France)
  • Psychose IV (France)
  • Psicosis IV - El comienzo (Spain)
  • Psycho IV (Italy)
  • Psicose 4: O Começo (Brazil)
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  • 96 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia When Anthony Perkins saw the first screening of the film, he called it the best out of all the Psycho sequels. See more »
Goofs Norman states that the "last murders" occurred "four years ago," referring to the events of Psycho III (1986). That film, like Psycho II (1983), was set in 1982. This film was both made and set in 1990, meaning that Norman should have said that the last murders occurred eight years earlier. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film (2009). See more »
Quotes [Norma starts to hit Norman]
Young Norman Bates: What's the matter? What did I do?
Norma Bates: Nothing, nothing, nothing!
Young Norman Bates: Then why are you hitting me?
Norma Bates: Who else can I hit?
[gives him the newspaper]
Norma Bates: There not going to build it where the highway is. No, because from there the world would still be able to see us. It's gonna be miles away. Nobody will even know we're here!
Norma Bates: They're putting us out of business. What am I going to do? How will we live? You, you're just like my father. Never a drop of sympathy!
Young Norman Bates: I'm sorry.
Norma Bates: Sorry for what? What the hell good are you if you can't show a little sympathy?
Young Norman Bates: Well, I don't know how.
Norma Bates: No, you just know how to cause trouble. Because of you my bladder's damaged. I can't hold water. That's why I'm always running to the toilet. Did you know that?
Young Norman Bates: Yes, I know.
Norma Bates: I was fine until I gave birth to you. You caused a lot of damage. I should have gotten rid of you the day I found out I was gonna have you. Not one thing you've ever said or done has made all I've gone through with you worthwile! Not one blessed thing! I should have killed you in my womb. You sure as hell tried to kill me getting out of it.
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